About the Sociology/Anthropology Program

Our Sociology/Anthropology Program prepares you for some of the most fascinating and rewarding careers by exploring connections among individuals, societies and culture. This program introduces you to perspectives for understanding human behavior and human conditions at levels that range from individuals in society to variability in social and cultural patterns and the organization of larger social structure. Sociology Major Field Tests (MFT) scores put Truman graduates in the top 5-10% of programs nationwide.

Undergraduate Program

Lauren Gieseking

Some majors teach how to be successful in a specific field, but sociology has taught me how to be a better member of society. The department has given me incredible knowledge and resources that have prepared me to take the next step in my personal and professional life, and I cannot wait to see where this path leads.

Lauren G., Sociology Major

News

Dr. Daughters Publishes Moquis and Kastiilam Hopis, Spaniards, and the Trauma of History

July 7, 2020

Dr. Anton Daughters, Associate Professor of Anthropology, recently published another volume of “Moquis and Kastiilam Hopis, Spaniards, and the Trauma of History.” This volume, the second in a two-part series published by the University of Arizona Press, continues the story of the encounter between the Hopis, who the Spaniards called Moquis, and the Spaniards, who … Read More

Dr. Ott’s Article Published in Humanity & Society Journal

July 7, 2020

Dr. Brian Ott, Assistant Professor of Sociology, had his article, “Minimum-wage Connoisseurship and Everyday Boundary Maintenance: Brewing Inequality in Third Wave Coffee, ” published in the journal Humanity & Society. Focusing on the specialty (or “third wave”) coffee industry, where coffee is treated similarly to wine, the article discusses the shift from Fordism to post-Fordism … Read More

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Events

Move-In Day
August 12
Classes Begin
August 17

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